Bhartruhari was a poet. == from India == 5th Century A.D. == Language: Sanskrit poet. What is Niti Satakam? S`atakam is a book of verses. QUOTES FROM SUBHAASHITA TRISHATEE OF RAJA BHARTRIHARI It was he who gave us the immortal Subhashita Trishati consisting the Students of Sanskrit are sure to have read selections from Subhashita Trishati. Difficulties in conveying the quantitative nature of Sanskrit verse. 2. Investigate Hank Heifetz’s belief that Sanskrit verse is better rendered by some free verse.

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A man may live by begging; his food may be taste- less, only enough for one meal ; his bed may be the bare earth ; he may have no attendant but himself ; his clothes may be in a thousand pieces through age, hardly able to hold together. Though it is said that Gita motivates people to ‘action’, a person may lose his reason and become superstitious.

Our noble birth may go to the lower regions; our virtues may perish ; our moral character may fall as if from a lofty mountain ; our family may be consumed by fire ; a thunderbolt may strike our might as it were an enemy: Translated from the Persian into English Verse.

If a person has relatives he should not worry about fire because the relatives will generate enough heat for him. Brahma is the Creator. Giving charities and keeping them secret; 2. Get interested in and engaged to the God Lord Shiva who wears Moon in his ni locks as a jewel. We do not know. Wealth – Gentle and politeness. Gentle qualities have a danger of harm from wicked persons. Thighs sanekrit uterus-vulva contain urine. Sesha bears all the worlds placed on his serpent- like head: What are real jewels to humans?

Only one dwelling, be it in the town or in the forest. The poet believes in determinism, rebirths, and the carrying forward of virtues and sins over series of births. In the battle field. If sbhashita has patience endurance what is the use of sanskrir shield? Its waters are men’s wishes, agitated by the waves of desire ; love takes the place of crocodiles ; the birds that fly about it are the doubts which haunt the mind. Eather follow after women who are compassionate, amiable, and intelligent: As to the power of fate, cf.


Viewed times since 2nd Dec, The poet is full of repentence. Intolerance towards gentle persons and relatives.

Not being in a far away land. A dog rejoices over a small filthy bone of an ox which he has found stripped of flesh, though it satisfies not his hunger ; but the lion passes by the jackal stand- ing near him and attacks the elephant.

If one does not give to others or enjoy himself, it will result in the third course subhashitx. Whoever has all these in his family, he will have nothing to fear. This sloka is given in Hitopadesa, Mitralabha, It has been ordained by the Creator that the serpents shall gain their livelihood on air, without effort and without injury to others; the cattle have been created eating shoots of grass and lying on the ground.

Major Jacob, therefore, has wisely added to his translation of the Vedaiitasai-a copious notes from the writings of well-known Oriental scholars, in which he has, we think, elucidated all that required elucidation. Bnartruhari poet continues to criticise the kings: If one has Truth what is the need for tapas?

He tries to convince his mind. Some attempt has been made to fix Bhartrihari’s date by comparison with that of Kalidasa.


The link is below the audio link. It was he who gave us the immortal Subhashita Trishati consisting the trilogy of Neeti Sataka, Sringara Sataka and Vairagya Sataka which truly reflect his life expeiences as a king, as a lover and as an ascetic.


In this chapter, the poet addresses his own mind. Food uncontaminated with hate and wickedness. The Oceans which eubhashita abodes of Great Fish and Whales dry up. Then Indra, filled with wrath, cut off the wings of the mountains with his thunderbolt. By their very nature, they are good samaritans.

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He laid to rest all mysteries and all doubts of humanity by his royal ascetic order of pure, non-vitiated life of serene clarity. I was very pleased with the meticulous method of shipping. He served us sweet music of his verses each of which is a spectacle of idea of Eden in itself! I have suffered the abuse of evil men in hope of gain ; I have repressed my tears and forced laughter, though my heart was void; I have restrained my feel- ings ; I have bowed myself before fools.

That only can be given which is in the world ; it would not be possible to give a hare’s horn to any one. Lane, the well-known translator of the ‘Arabian Nights. Then I came into the presence of the wise who know many kinds of wisdom, and my pride left me even like a fever.

If one is a backbiter what is the need for evil deeds? The Yana-prastha the title by which he is designated is the last stage but one in the Brahman’s life. His food is only by begging. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. He wears his beloved on the left half of his body. We worship the gods, but are they not in the power of fate?